Burgers you say? In a city bursting with buns a new joint didn’t come as a surprise, but when we heard it was BYRON coming to Glasgow our jaws dropped. Byron’s just a bit special. So to the #ByronGlasgow launch evening we headed to get ourselves some bun loving. Located on West George Street, the new restaurant fits into the city centre perfectly- taking inspiration from the Bauhaus movement with a minimalist style featuring high exposed ceilings and smooth surfaces.. it’s gaawjus! We’re loving the cheeky slogans on the wall too, especially those devoted to squishy buns and cheese.
Our waiter Alistair was a dream, giving us all the chat and serving up some tasty irn-bru/bourbon milkshakes… yes you heard right. After devouring them we thought we’d treat ourselves to some ‘while you waits’ (starters for you Byron-virgins). THOSE CHICKEN WINGS. Made to Fred’s secret recipe, all we know is that they’re made from rice flour and friggin delicious dipped in the blue cheese sauce.
Byron is about serving ‘proper hamburgers’ how they should be- medium rare in a squishy bun. But they’ll cook it however ya want! Don’t fret if you’re not a red-meat eater, at our table we had pescetarian/vegetarian/meatlovingcarnivores. The meat was tender and juicy as it should be and we all loved those squishy buns! The chicken burger and mushroom burgers also went down a treat. The one thing we were ALL in agreement on was that Freddar cheese. Think your usual melty burger cheese taken to the most delicious of levels. It was created by the lovely head chef Fred (who we were lucky enough to meet!) with a blend of red Leicester, parmesan and cheddar. Oh baby it’s good.
Byron serves up a selection of sides and we just couldn’t help but try some (them all?). The courgette fries, coated in polenta are crispy, delicious and just a bit different if you don’t fancy regular fries! We know our mac & cheese and we know a good’n when we taste it. Byron’s mac is super cheesy, crispy on top and from Fred’s Gran’s famous recipe. All we can say is Granny did good. We’re saucy gals so a selection of er all the sauces was also necessary. The chipotle mayonnaise is spectacular yet deadly spicy, you’ve been warned.
Byron it was a blast. For great burgers, bourbon and a good time get yoselfs down to Byron’s new joint on West George Street. Burger connoisseurs like ourselves can sign up to the Byron Burger club for exclusive invites to previews of upcoming specials, opening and first dibs to Burger Club events! That’s one gang we wanna hang with.
Betty & Bee xTags: burger, Byron, food, Glasgow, proper hamburgers